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Driving Directions: to BUTTERMERE WAY, BARROW UPON SOAR

From LEICESTER

Leave Leicester on the A6 St Margaret's Way, and continue straight on at the Red Hill Roundabout. Travel North through Birstall, and go straight on over the A46 LWB. Stick to the A6 Rothley/Mountsorrel/Quorn Bypass until you reach the 2nd Overbridge Junction, near Quorn. Leave the road off to the left, bending around to the left to a roundabout. Here, take the first exit, crossing over the A6, and coming down to another roundabout, at which you go straight on, onto Barrow Road. Go over the bridge, and at the next roundabout turn left.

Take the third left (Thirlmere Road) keeping left until you reach Buttermere Way on the left. Park in Buttermere way, which is the start of the walk.

From Loughborough

Leave Loughborough on the A6 Leicester Road. Go straight on at the Shelthorpe traffic lights, then left at One Ash Roundabout onto the A6 Quorn Bypass.

Take the next road off to the left, turning right at the roundabout. Go over the bridge, and at the next roundabout turn left.

Take the third left (Thirlmere Road) keeping left until you reach Buttermere Way on the left. Park in Buttermere way, which is the start of the walk.

From Coalville

Leave Coalville on the A511 towards Leicester. Continue along this road until the Flying Horse Roundabout (just before M1) where you turn left onto the B591 towards Loughborough.

Continue along this road, going straight on at the lights in Copt Oak. After Copt Oak, take the SECOND road on the right (signposted Woodhouse Eaves). At the crossroads go straight on towards Beacon Hill and Woodhouse Eaves.

Drive through Woodhouse Eaves, and continue through Woodhouse, driving over a railway bridge and coming to a set of traffic lights on the edge of Quorn. Go straight on (with a sports ground on the left).

At the next roundabout, take the second exit, crossing over the A6, and coming down to another roundabout, at which you go straight on, onto Barrow Road. Go over the bridge, and at the next roundabout turn left.

Take the third left (Thirlmere Road) keeping left until you reach Buttermere Way on the left. Park in Buttermere way, which is the start of the walk.

From Melton

Leave Melton on the A6006 towards Asfordby. Stick on the A6006 until you reach the B616 on your left (towards Six Hills and Seagrave). Turn left.

Travel along the B616, going under the A46, then immediately turning left towards Barrow and Seagrave. At the fork keep right towards Barrow.

Continue along this road, going straight on at Paudy Crossroads, eventually reaching a roundabout on the edge of Barrow Upon Soar. Turn right at this roundabout, travelling on a modern road around the north of the village (Fishpool Way). At the next roundabout turn left onto Nottingham Road, then take a right onto Ennerdale Road. Follow this road round, eventually turning right onto Thirlmere way, then follow Thirlmere Road around to the right, before taking a left into Buttermere Way. Park here, at the start of the walk.

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